Newt Gingrich meets with supporters during a campaign stop in Fort Myers, Fla.
Newt Gingrich meets with supporters during a campaign stop in Fort Myers, Fla. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Newt Gingrich meets with supporters during a campaign stop in Fort Myers, Fla. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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